I have four hens who are 14 weeks old. I raised them in the garage in a brooder and put in a wooden dowel for them to roost on, which they did. Then I moved them out to their protected run which has their house in the run. The first few nights, they all slept together on the floor of the house in the pine shavings. Not unusual I thought. But then I wondered if they could easily get up to the roosting bar. So I put an upside down flower pot in their house so they had something to hop onto and then up to the roosting bar. And they used it. I watched them. So they've been out there for for a good month now. This weekend I was cleaning out the floor of the house and noticed that there were lots of droppings off the back of the flower pot and not just under the roosting bar. I wondered if someone was sleeping on the flower pot. And indeed. I went out the past few nights and my Black Jersey Giant is perfectly happy sleeping on top of the flower pot and the other girls are up on the roosting bar. Which I guess is fine. I've read that Jersey Giants shouldn't roost up too high because when they are fully grown (they can get up to 10 pounds) they are so heavy that they can fracture a leg when they hop down from the roosting bar. Do any of you have a hen who insists on sleeping someplace other than with her sisters? Do you see any reason why this should be an issue? And do you think the flower pot is just fine? Or should I create some sort of shorter roosting bar for her so her toes curl over the edge rather than lay flat on top of the pot?